Local volunteers join the 110,000 Citi volunteers around the world participating in this annual day of service
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media
OutReach - June 9, 2019 - Citigroup
Inc. (NYSE: C)
Citi celebrated its 14th annual Global
Community Day on Saturday, June 8, with more than 3,000 Citi volunteers in Hong
Kong participating in service activities in their local communities. In the
days leading up to and including Global Community Day, Citi colleagues, alumni,
partners, clients, family and friends in more than 400 cities across 90
countries and territories volunteered in over 1,500 service projects. These
varied events are helping to address a range of community needs -- from
mentoring low-income youth to conserving parks and educating people about the
value of protecting healthy and sustainable ecosystems.
This annual day of service offers a wide range of
volunteer opportunities to work alongside community and non-profit partners to
help improve our cities and neighborhoods.
In Hong Kong, over 3,000 Citi volunteers supported more
than 30 community activities across six service areas: caring for the elderly,
supporting groups for the physically and mentally challenged, engaging
low-income or underprivileged families and children, environmental
conservation, supporting ethnic minority and youth economic opportunities.
Citi also worked alongside 10 NGO partners to give
back to the community, namely: Changing Young Lives Foundation, Feeding Hong
Kong, Lok Sin Tong, Po Leung Kuk, Save the Children, The Community Chest of
Hong Kong, The Conservancy Association, The Salvation Army, The Tung Wah Group
of Hospitals and WWF Hong Kong.
Citi Hong Kong & Macau CEO Angel Ng, teamed-up
with 80 other volunteers helping out at Kids Sport Day, where fun work-out
programs were organized for around 100 children under the guidance of
professional coaches. Fun activities included Citi volunteers dancing with the
school children as a warm-up exercise, then encouraging and supporting them in
various fitness challenge programs aimed at showing them the importance of
health and fitness in their daily lives.
"While Citi volunteers have a strong tradition of
engaging in community services all year round, Global Community Day is an
annual opportunity for our colleagues, clients, families and friends to come
together as a global force to tackle many of the challenges in the cities where
we live and work." said Ms Ng. "This year, our volunteers in Hong Kong are
working with 10 non-profit organizations on more than 30 service projects
across six community focuses. Collectively, we can create the greatest impact
and drive positive change in our own city and communities."
In alignment with Pathways
to Progress, a global initiative to help enhance young people's
employability, Citi volunteers in Hong Kong also engaged in role-play as
prospective employers to conduct mock job interviews with students. It is hoped
that the experience will enable the students to be better prepared when hunting
for jobs in the future.
Other community activities included visiting homes
for the elderly homes and those with disabilities; financial education
workshops and a fun day out for kids; and conservation projects at WWF Mai Po
Since the inaugural Global Community Day in 2006,
Citi volunteers have contributed over 4 million hours of service to Global
Community Day projects in hundreds of cities. This year, we continue to track
how projects are helping to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The featured activities below show how this year's projects are contributing to
select SDGs, including: Zero Hunger (SDG 2); Good Health and Well-Being (SDG
3); Quality Education (SDG 4); Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG 8);
Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11); and Climate Action (SDG 13).
Please join the Global Community Day conversation on
social media using the hashtag #CitiVolunteers. To learn more about Citi's
citizenship efforts and how we take action to effect positive and meaningful
change in our communities, visit https://www.citi.com/citizenship.
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